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    January 13, 2013
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[ laughter ] >> holy [ bleep ]! we can't even begin to address 30,000 gun deaths that are actually in reality happening in this country every year because a few of us must remain vigilant against the rise of imaginary hitler. >> it's just a little too convenient to be blaming guns for gun violence. especially when the n.r.a. has already identified the real culprits -- >> vicious, violent video games. we have blood-soaked films. our nation's refusal to create an active national database of the mentally ill. >> clearly, the reason we have more gun deaths than anyone else in the industrialized world
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isn't the guns. it has to be that america is the only country in the world that has video games. only country in the world that has video games. from cnn world headquarters in atlanta this is "early start" weekend. no end in sight. the latest on the national flu epidemic. >> you really believe this story? osama bin laden. >> yeah. >> her confidence. washington may be less popular than cockroaches, but, man, can they sell movies. how hollywood has turned government paper pushes into blockbuster action stars. do you have a cat? well, he's probably trying to kill you. author matthew inman explains the theory behind his very funny best-selling book.
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it is sunday, january 13th, good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. we start this morning with your health and the flu epidemic that has gripped the nation. the vast majority of the nation reporting widespread flu activity. more than 100 people have died this season. in new york state, governor andrew cuomo has declared a public health emergency because of the flu. he issued the order yesterday. gives pharmacists the ability to vaccinate children as young as six months. the state's health commissioner describes the increases in cases new york has seen this year. >> as of january 5th, the state health department received reports of over 2,800 patients hospitalized with laboratory
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confirmed influenza compared to 1,169 for all of last year. >> governor cuomo set out to be an example of why he thinks getting the flu shot is important by getting vaccinated right in front of reporters. it's not too late for you to get a flu shot. the cdc says this year's flu shot is a good match for the flu strain making its way across the u.s. and up to 62% effective. despite that advice, many don't want to get one. lisa sylvester takes a look at why we don't want to get some. >> more. >> reporter: it's a good defense against the flu. hand sanitizer, but when it came to getting a flu shot for her 2-year-old daughter, dana was less certain. >> i really thought about it and between the odds of her having a bad reaction versus catching the flu, i felt like the flu and having heard down and out and possibly risking her health or her life wasn't worth it.
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>> reporter: dana ended up getting a flu shot for her daughter, but others we talk to say no thanks to the flu vaccine. >> busy with work and just didn't seem to affect me, i don't think. >> i'm not sure i'm confident in its ability to really protect me. >> reporter: there are concerns with the flu shot that lead some not to get one. many of those reasons, though, are actually baseless. first notion is that the flu shot can actually give you the flu. dr. greg cope is an e.r. doctor in washington. >> the virus has been broken down into many parts that are inactivated and will naot cause the flu. >> reporter: another common complaint that it isn't effective. while it is true that scientists who develop the vaccine think which strains will be prevalent. on the whole the flu vaccine is still worth getting. >> i think generally the
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effectiveness for all ages is approximately 60%. >> reporter: one of the most common concerns is that the flu vaccine might be linked to autism. the issue has been looked at extensively by the medical community. a 2010 centers for disease control and prevention study concluded "the thimerosal containing immunizations did not increase the risk of any of the asd autism specktrism disorder outcomes." you can get a flu shot that is thime thimerosal free. >> the people who are not candidates, people who have true allergies to the vaccination and sometimes people who have severe egg allergies or the very young, below 6 months. generally very safe. the healthy you are, the more efficient it will be. >> reporter: another argument is that people just don't like needles and shots and that is a
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valid concern, but they do make the flu mist. a quick skirt up the nose and you're good to go. lisa sylvester, cnn, washington. coming up in our next hour, teaching students about germs and how they spread. one inventive teacher is using glitter to show students how the flu gets around. and adding to flu fears out west is some wicked weather. in phoenix, a freeze warning is in effect until tuesday while overnight temperatures in san francisco hovered in the low 20s threatening crops. >> right now we're probably two weeks from the end of our harvest, so, maybe 15 to 20% of the crop would be lost. >> meanwhile, in spokane, washington, no, this is not a parking lot. a fresh pllayer of snow that turned into ice and sent nearly 20 cars crashing entoeach other. in reno, nevada, roads are so
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icy that traffic is backed up for hours. troopers responding to dozens of accidents. look at this whiteout in north dakota. warning drivers to go slowly or just stay inside. the expected high today in north dakota, 0. ousted egyptian president hosni mubarak won a retrial during the 2011 revolution. responsible for the murders by government security forces. both were sentenced to life in prison. the retrial based on the same evidence, but this time judges will be allowed to consider mubarak's health. he recently broke his ribs in a fall. his trial drew the world's attention because he was the first arab leader to be jailed by his own people and he appeared in court lying on a hospital bed confined to a cage. i'm joined now by cairo by
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sarah. early afternoon where you are. what is the reaction there? >> so far, a lot of uncertainty about how there will be no evidence submitted to the court. mubarak that there is new evidence that could be accepted by the court. but everyone is wondering about the fact, the fact-finding commission mohammed horsy and whether the evidence accepted by the court or not. >> do we have any idea how quickly this retrial might happen? >> the lawyer estimates it should take place within two months, not before that. >> egypt certainly has struggled to move to democracy. most recently the controversy over the new constitution there. how could a mubarak retrial like this affect the country's political stability? >> whenever there is something important happening in the country, whether his health condition or the course of his
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trial or now retrial. definitely creates something different from the constitution regarding the new elections they expected this year and now people will have something else to talk about. depending on how the trial, the new trial will develop, it would affect the current government whether negatively or positively. most people have been looking for president mohammed morsi in terms of bringing justice to the victims and the people who were killed during the course of the uprising 2011. >> sarah surgany in cairo, thank you. tomorrow lance armstrong is expected to sit down at his home in texas with oprah. for years, armstrong has repeatedly and aggressively
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denied doping and last fall he was stripped of his seven tour de france titles. he distanced himself from his popular cancer charity, livestrong. noare questioning whether it's a good idea to turn to celebrities to gain support for different causes. in about 15 minutes from now, we'll talk with john sang, who worked with lance armstrong to inspire cancer survivors. relatives of computer prodigy aaron swartz are shocked after learning of his suicide. he was just 14 and also pioneered the availability of free information online. he was facing federal fraud charges from the articles from m.i.t. he faced 35 years in prison and a million dollar fine. swartz denied those claims. hugo chavez is not in a coma and "continuing to make strides
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in his recovery." that's according to the venezuelan president's older brother. he visited his brother in havana where he went for cancer surgery. rumor that the family plans to take the president off life support are "totally false." hugo chavez hasn't been seen in public for weeks. on thursday he missed his own inauguration. what do cockroaches and congress have in common? we'll show you next. but it's not all bad news in the nation's capital. hollywood is giving them something to crow about. even if the accolades are built around a flawed perception. connecting to the global phenomenon we call the internet of everything. ♪ it's going to be amazing. and exciting. and maybe, most remarkably, not that far away. we're going to wake the world up. and watch, with eyes wide, as it gets to work.
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this morning. glad you're with us. the u.s. treasury department will not mint a $1 trillion platinum coin to avoid defaulting on the country's debt. people have speculated the trillion dollar coin could be a loophole for the congress. it doesn't believe the law can or should be used to make platinum coins to avoid an increase in the debt limit. on tuesday, vice president biden is expected to deliver recommendations from his gun task force to the president. biden was in meetings last week with gun control supporters. gun rights groups, movie industry leaders and video game leaders. all an effort to prevent more mass shooting. so, here are some examples of what could be on that list of recommendations. universal background checks and closing the gun show loophole. also the white house is believed to favor a ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazines. another major issue facing the new congress, marco rubio lays out a plan for revamping
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the immigration system. the first term republican tells "wall street journal" his plan is designed to meet the country's economic needs by expanding the pool of skilled and agricultural workers. citizenship for undocumented immigrants that live here now. but rubio says it is not blanket amnesty. to earn legal status immigrants without proper papers would have to undergo a background check and also pay a fine and pay back taxes and prove they lived in the u.s. for an extended period and understand some english. president obama has promised to dive into an immigration overhaul, as well, this year. well, we've said it before, congress is unpopular, but worse than cockroaches? apparently. new numbers from public policy polling pitted congress against the worst of the worst. they found congress was less popular than brusal sprouts and used car salesman. but even worse, people have a higher opinion of cockroaches, replacement referees and root
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canals. so, what did congress beat out? lindsay lohan, lobbyists and the kardashians. not very complimentary. but there seems to be one place that people really like washington, at the movies. cnn chris lawrence reports, hollywood's portrayal of washington may be just a little off base. >> maybe they ran out of super heroes or aliens weren't available. >> there are only bad options. it's about finding the best one. >> reporter: hollywood is turning to government analysts to anchor its hit films. >> mia, this is joseph bradley. >> reporter: former cia officers admit the agency virginia headquarters isn't exactly a tourist destination. >> most of what the american people learn or think they know about the cia comes from hollywood. >> reporter: what do movie goers take away from "zero dark thirty." >> pretty accurate betrayal.
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>> ouch says those who work at the agency. >> this is not the life i lived. >> reporter: he said don't sign up to gallivant around the world. >> if you want to spend 99% of your time doing pain staking research, building a case, understanding a problem. that 1%, though, at the end of the game, is pretty, is pretty much like what you might see in the movies. that's exciting. >> reporter: not just spies. america's 16th president has been around for years. but hollywood spotlight on lincoln's political life could mean gold come oscar time. >> you are more, so low, in fact, that the foot of man is incapable of crushing you. >> how dare you. >> reporter: critics and movie goers cheered the insalts that went into passing the 13th amendment. but the good will does rn't translate to today's politicians. can you believe telemarketers
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have higher approval ratings than congress? >> no you can't! >> reporter: sorry, mr. speaker, it's true. you know who is not a fan of d.c.'s focus? iran. they're making their own version of "argo." the story of the american diplomats following the iranian revolution. they told the story that ben affleck told as inaccurate. using celebrity to promote a cause. one man questioning if that's really a good idea after the controversy surrounding disgrace cyclist lance armstrong. we'll talk with him. see, i figured low testosterone would decrease my sex drive... but when i started losing energy and became moody... that's when i had an honest conversation with my doctor. we discussed all the symptoms... then he gave me some blood tests. showed it was low t. that's it. it was a number -- not just me. [ male announcer ] today, men with low t have androgel 1.62% (testosterone gel).
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welcome back.
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21 minutes past the hours. sports headlines. it's january and that means playoffs. did you catch this thriller in denver. ravens knock out the broncos in an unforgettable double overtime. baltimore has another tough game ahead of them. look at him go facing off with the winner of today's patriots/texans game. and in the second playoff game yesterday. the 49ers sealed their spot running over long-time rivals, the packers. h 45-31. setting a new record for rushing yards by a quarterback in any game. regular season or postseason and scrambled for 149 yards. the niners will play the seahawks or the falcons next sunday. but the real sports talker today is this new bombshell report about lance armstrong. "usa today" saying the cyclist
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will admit to doping in an interview tomorrow with oprah winfr winfrey. and, remember, armstrong has always denied using drugs. his admission could have serious consequences here. john sang joins me now from washington. good morning to you. you worked with armstrong when your health care pr firm teamed up with him between 1999 and 2005. you wrote an op-ed calling for lance to come clean. do you think armstrong will admit to doping and, if so, why now? >> well, i think, good morning to you, randi. i think it really remains to be seen whether he will admit to doping or how much more he'll elaborate in just the performance enhancements that he undertook during all his competitive period. >> in your op-ed. let me just read a little bit of it here. you said the following now, however, lance's cancer advocacy
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efforts sour me on the idea that we need big names to gain support for causes and diseases. perhaps it's not heroes like lance to whom we should turn for inspiration but everyday cancer survivors are the ones who deserve accolades. >> we work would our client over this phase of five years and five of those years with lance armstrong and what was called the tour of hope. it was a 32-mile, i'm sorry, 3,200-mile bicycle ride for three years running across the u.s. that gave us the opportunity to not only work with lance armstrong. but work with literally dozens and dozens and dozens of cancer survivors and people affected by cancer. onkologists, oncologist nurses. people who were good bike riders as we would go in this tour of hope. the crowds would come out to meet lance, but sometimes the last applauses were for the
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cancer survivors themselves. people challenging cancer and it was very, very moving to all of us. >> but the lance armstrong foundation has raised about $500 million to fight cancer, selling more than 80 million yellow wrist bands. can you say he has done a lot of good in the fight against cancer? >> there's no question that he's done just an awesome job raising cancer to the highest profiles, i believe. i think my concern in the gist of my article in the "washington post" from yesterday is at the end of the day, i think it comes down to integrity and if we lose faith in our institutions and our leadership, you know, i think that in this case, randi, the ends don't necessarily justify the means. i'm a firm believer in integrity and believability. >> do you believe he let down cancer survivers and cancer patients? >> after the article ran in the "washington post" yesterday the
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response i received and my e-mail inbox has been, i'm not exaggerating. 99% in favor of the position that i took, i think there are many angry people out there, many disappointed people out there. that's why i think that the whole point that we don't need celebrities, movie stars, you know, superstar athletes to really get across and emphasize the importance of cancer research and getting involved in cancer clinical trials. >> john seng, thank you very much for your time this morning. nice to see you. >> thank you. riots in the streets of northern ireland wi. we'll have the latest on the battle over the british flag. and messages from the pulpit regarding guns and religion are united. the deep divide in the wake of the sandy hook shootings. ♪ [ male announcer ] its lightweight construction makes it nimble...
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welcome back. thanks for starting your morning with us. i'm randi kaye, it's half past the hour now. we start overseas where an italian diplomat is safe after gunman attacked his armored car in benghazi, libya. authorities aren't sure who was behind the assault. the violence marks the latest on a series of attacks in the eastern libyan city. those include the september 1 1th attack on the u.s. consulate that killed ambassador christopher stevens. to washington now and harmid karzai just wrapped up his visit
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there. a complete transition of combat operations in afghanistan by the end of 2014. some u.s. troops may stay beyond that date, but it would depend if they get immunity from prosecution. he discussed both issues when he sat down with kchristiane amanpour for the only interview of his trip. >> we talked about immunity if they negotiate a status of forces. are you ready to agree to immunity for u.s. forces? the president in his press conference with you made it very clear. no immunity, no u.s. troops. >> i can go to the afghan people and tell them that, well, if we are to ask a u.s. presence in afghanistan, for that broader security and stability, there are things that they want in return. and immunity is the principal
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thing that they want. i will argue for it. i can tell you with relatively good confidence they will say, all right, let's do it. >> you could sell it. >> i could argue for it, i would sell it and i'm sure they would understand. >> do you envision after 2014 there being no troops? no u.s. troops in afghanistan? >> no. i don't envision that. need to have a limited number of forces in afghanistan. >> how many is limited in your mind? >> well, we -- it's not for us to decide. it's for the united states to decide what number of troops th they will be keeping in afghanistan and the troops in afghanistan. >> a victory for american-born taliban fighter john walker lind. he won the right to pray with fellow inmates in prison. he is being held at a federal
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prison in indiana. a federal judge ruled yesterday that the prison warden was violating lind's right's by not allowing group prayers since other activities like board games are allowed. back overseas to mali. a mission to rescue a member of the dgse france's version of the cia did not succeed. he was being held by the terrorist group and he added that one french soldier was killed and another is still missing. the hostage is believed to have died during the rescue attempt, but his captors claim he is alive and has been moved. in northern ireland protests have broken out by the city council not to fly the union jack year round. take a look at the scene yesterday. police say four officers have been hurt in clashes and one had to be hospitalized.
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flying the british flag is a point of contention in northern ireland because of the long history of violence between the two. they only want to fly the union jack on holidays. back in the u.s., the body of a lottery winner in chicago will be exhumed as early at this week. kahn won a $1 million lottery prize back in june. his payout $445,000 but he never got to spend it because the day after he picked up that check he died. a tip from a relative forced the medical examiner to reopen the case and that's when they found a lethal dose of cyanide in his syst system. the case is ruled a homicide, but no arrests have been made. this morning in florida police have a murder mystery on their hands after the bodies of a couple was found in a townhouse just north of miami. the couple did not die of suicide and did not die of natural causes. investigators on the scene left
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the couple's home in biohazard suits. neighbors in the community are mostly retirees could not believe the news. >> it's so horrible. i'm just stunned. i'm stunned. >> thank god i lock my doors every day. as soon as i go in the house, my light goes on. >> reporter: police have no suspects in this case. today marks one year since the "costa concordia" disaster. people who are working on the wrecked ship will have a moment of silence. meantime, officials announce that the ship will be towed to port in one piece. but that's not happening until september. more than 240 workers, including divers are working on the doomed ship. now, to the gun debate in sermons in churches this sunday may focus on the issue of guns, but not all of the sermons will have the same message. turns out christians are very divided on the issue of
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firearms. athena jones has a look. >> you all know this is a complicated issue. >> reporter: gun control is front and center at the white house. and a matter of debate among christi christians. >> there is a fascinating religious divide on the issue of gun control. >> reporter: a survey by the public religion institute conducted before the newtown shooting found six in ten catholics support stricter gun control laws compared to a third of white evangelical protestants and white main line protestants. >> it's about culture and geography. >> white evangelicals are the most likely to own guns. several live in rural areas where guns are a way of life. what does the bible say about weapons? >> the christians are not to take weapons and avenge other people. however, there is an affirmation that government has a divine role to punish evil doers.
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>> reporter: showing increased support for rules after newtown, could we see a shift amongst evan yellicals? >> there are things we can do as a society to tamp down this kind of mass vierance. >> reporter: pastor darling is to call to support limits on high-capacity magazines and assault weapons. >> the scriptures call us to love our neighbors more than we love our guns. >> reporter: still, some conservative christians say the focus shouldn't be on guns, but on the environment giving rise to this violence. >> instead of having as the nra proposes a policeman in every school. getting a dad in every home. >> reporter: vice president biden said he's glad that evangelical groups participated in his meetings because in the past, they have been reluctant to engage on the gun issue." athena jones, cnn, washington. time for a little
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introduction. i want you to take a look here. this is my cat, browser. he's at home right now watching the show, no doubt. but he's pretty cute and cuddly. i spoil him rotten, but could he be plotting something sinister? could he be plotting to kill me? doesn't look like it there. we'll talk about it next with the author of "how to tell if your cat is trying to kill you." about health care... s i tuned it all out. with unitedhealthcare, i get information that matters... my individual health profile. not random statistics. they even reward me for addressing my health risks. so i'm doing fine... but she's still going to give me a heart attack. we're more than 78,000 people looking out for more than 70 million americans. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare.
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welcome back, everybody. good morning, washington. great shot there of our capitol building.
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lights are on. little foggy there this morning, but hopefully a nice day for all the folks in washington. glad you're with us here on "early start" weekend. this part of the show is going to be fun. cats, it seems like they only like you when you only have food and they rub up against you on your time and they can completely worthless when you're trying to get work done on your computer, of course. take a look at my little guy, his name is browser. he likes to park himself there on my laptop. can't get anything done when he is around. is he up to anything more sinister could he be plotting to kill me? i'm joined by matthew inman author of the new book "how to tell if your cat is plotting to kill you." what a great title to the book. but before we get to that and before we find out if our cats are trying to kill us, explain to us what the oatmeal is this. this is your website. >> just kind of a collection of comics that i put together over the past couple of years. anything that i think i can make
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funny, i put into that website. so, sometimes that's comics and sometimes that's longer form stuff. >> you probably got a great response and that gave rise to some of these books? >> exactly. i made the website and, you know, it was popular enough that they eventually turned it into some books. that's what i do now. >> you had many cats over the years. how many did you say? >> when we were kids, we had 17 kat cats in my house. and we had one litter box, which i cleaned for a decade. >> why cats? why are cats so popular in your books and in general? >> i don't know. it's almost like these adorable little serial killers in turcer of their behaviors. i was at the zoo a couple years ago and i was looking at the big cats, tigers, cougars, things like that. they look like our cats and move like our cats. instinctively you want to go in their cage and pet them and play with them, but if you did that
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with a bengal tiger, i find that wouldn't work out. >> so, you think they're mini serial killers. how can you tell if your cat is trying to kill you? are there things to look for? >> in the book i write about, you know when your cat pushes his paws on you, he's checkal your internal organs for weaknesses. >> oh, my goodness. okay. any other ways to know? >> you know, the whole, when they use the little box they don't seem to understand they don't need to kick sand all over the entire room. i believe it's because they're practicing burying bodies. just some things to look out for. >> i believe we have some of your comics here. some of them are pretty funny. one, how to tell if your cat is a mountain lion, in addition to what we have up here on the screen. >> we used to have this cat growing up named jackie and she would disappear in the woods for days and come back with sticks
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in her hair and ate dog food and took down huge animals twice her size. this cat things she is either a dog or mountain lion. how to look at your cat and identify whether it thinks it's one of these bigger predators. >> why cats love reflebtive surfaces like windows. what can you tell us about that? >> like a vending machine and the birds would hit it and a pile of treats underneath the window. >> we are going to do a little self-analysis. i want you to look at some photphoto s of my cat and i want your professional opinion. that's browser. he likes to get real close. he looks kind of sinister there. do you think he's trying to kill me? >> i think so. look in their eyes and do you see love, compassion? murderous rage? it's like they can't make up their mind whether they want to kill you or love you. >> what does it tell you when they're rubbing on you and we
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did the kneading thing. they are all over you. >> maybe plotting your demise. he may not know he is in the middle. >> should you look him straight in the eye? >> i wouldn't recommend doing that. if they have a staring contest, let the cat win. >> good advice. matthew inman, nice to see you. thank you. >> thanks for having me. ladies and gentlemen, we have a new miss america. we'll tell you who won last night and why her win is so noteworthy. ♪ why not make lunch more than just lunch? with two times the points on dining in restaurants, you may find yourself asking
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. welcome back. it is official, we have a brand-new miss america. >> your new miss america is -- miss new york. mallory hagan. >> mallory hytes hagan is the new miss america. she be out miss south carolina to take the crown. the last time miss new york won the pageant was 1984 and that winner, you might remember this one. vanessa williams.
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well, we have a busy, busy week ahead. let's take a look at the week ahead. we have a big sporting day and big sporting news coming up on monday. according to "usa today" lance armstrong may confess to doping during an interview with oprah. that interview will air on thursday night on the oprah winfrey network, but taping it on monday at armstrong's home in austin. also on monday, we'll be talking a lot about connecticut and the newtown sandy hook shooting anniversary. 27 people were killed in that tragedy. taking a look to the next day on tuesday, we'll be talking gun control. vice president biden will give the president his gun control recommendati recommendations. last month obama had vowed to prevent future shootings like nowtown. expected recommendations include all kind of things. universal background checks and a possible ban on assault weapons. we'll see if that happens on tuesday. also on tuesday, an expected vote on about $50 billion of superstorm sandy relief money. congress approved a $9.7 billion
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package, but, certainly, much more needs to be done here. and on sunday, looking all the way ahead to the end of the week. president obama's inauguration on noon at sunday. this is a private swearing in before the big festivities on monday. i will be in washington, d.c., all weekend covering it and covering all the celebrations, as well. it will all be live right here on cnn. and we mentioned newtown and as that one month mark from the shooting at newtown approaches, the community is reflecting on the tragedy. cnn's national correspondent susan candiotti has more. >> good morning, randi. wounds remain fresh here in newtown, yet the community continues to find ways to help each other heal. the touching memorials we all became so familiar with are gone. but they will serve a new purpose. toys, candles, handmade signs and more are being mulched and preserved and will become part
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of a new permanent memorial one day. meanwhile, a makeshift memorial marked lie a large american flag has been set up alongside one of newtown's main roads. we have been asked to keep a respectful distance, and we are. created by a local businessman. a lot of mementos from all over the world where people can come inside and reflect. today there is a public meeting in town to talk about future plans for sandy hook elementary. you'll recall students are attending another school now and, tomorrow, a town hall meeting to join the national debate on gun control. in attendance we're expecting to see some relatives of the victims of sandy hook. randi? >> thank you very much, susan. well, if you didn't get your flu shot, there is still time. new york's governor got his this week, just before declaring a public health emergency in the state. more on the flu epidemic just ahead. there are a lot of warning lights
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good morning, new york. welcome back, everyone. "early start weekend" here on cnn. thank you for spending part of your weekend with us. shot of columbus circle there in new york city. little foggy this morning, as we understand it. but supposed to get to 52 degrees and afternoon clouds. so, not a bad day on tap for january. president obama made a visit to a clinic at the pentagon this weekend, but don't worry, it wasn't for a case of the flu. the white house tells us that it was just a "routine fitness evaluation." the results of which will be released by the end of the month. the president's last exam in 2011 found the long-time spoker to be tobacco free and consuming a healthy y diet. now that we know the oscar nominations, award season has
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begun. what to expect more from the golden globes at 8:00 this morning eastern time with our entertainment panel. but another big hollywood award show coming up that you may not know about. that's the razzies and they honor the year's worst films. >> this is shelf paper from 99 cents only and a sprig of a leaf on top of it. it's intentionally tacky. i wish we could say for the movies that we nominate. they achieved it without trying. >> what about "that's my boy." this is a film i saw recently, i admit it. you put the entire cast on the "ra "razzy" list. >> that surprised me. this is his follow up. last year he won, his movie won every single razzi award, "jack and jill." fathered a child with his math
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teacher when he was 14 and after abandoning the kid comes back to pay taxes. it is very foul-mouthed and the basic concept isn't particularly humorous, i don't think. and it, surprisingly to me, i thought adam sandler had written it. it is on the level with most of his movies, he didn't. that's one nomination he didn't get, worst screenplay. >> one you think is the worst of the whole year? >> it would be that one of the five we nominated. i found it the most offensive and most indefensible. "twilight" i find very entertaining, but as a comedy. and i know the fans of that franchise take it very seriously, but i personally do not know anyone who had to choose between a werewolf and a vampire to choose for a prom date. >> winners for the 33rd annual razzies will be announced january 23rd, the night

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